After a bomb threat forced the evacuation of the state Capitol yesterday, lawmakers from both parties decided to have an impromptu “beer summit” at The Coopers Tavern, a bar across the street from the Capitol. Among those lawmakers who were a part of the summit was Republican State Rep. Dale Kooyenga.

Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of lawmakers including Reps. Cory Mason, D-Racine, Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, Daniel Riemer, D-Milwaukee, Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, John Jagler, R-Watertown, and David Murphy, R-Greenville, gathered around tables on the tavern patio. Some sipped beers, while others had sodas and waters.

The “beer summit” ended once lawmakers were allowed back in the Capitol, and once back on the floor of the Asssembly Rep. Kooyenga had a few things to say.

Now I don’t know for sure whether Rep. Kooyenga tipped a few adult beverages back at the bipartisan “beer summit” or not, but it certainly seemed that way to me.

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2 Responses to Drinking and legislating might not mix…

  1. Sue says:

    Ooh, not even a fun drunk either. Get buttonholed by that jerk at a party and you’ll find yourself doing the backward uh-huh, uh-huh, well gotta go walk trying to get out of there.

  2. Jake formerly of the LP says:

    Sue- Good call on the type of drunk Koo-Koo is being here. Very much in the “obnoxious guy in ’80s singles bar/ frat party” kind of vibe, which makes it fitting that he lives in Brookfield (where being a self-absorbed yuppie never went out of style).

    But not only is Koo-Koo being silly and drunk during his 35 seconds of glory, his claims are wrong. Wisconsin revenue growth has not doubled inflation, and is way behind the federal rate of growth. He should be thanking the Obama Recovery for any of the state’s revenue growth, but apparently ol’ Dale wasn’t in the “truth telling” side of being drunk Wednesday night.

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